Pittsburgh, PA – To reinforce the importance of
specific state laws, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
urges drivers to review and obey safety laws that may not be well known among
the public as part of Highway Safety Law Awareness Week.
Highway Safety Law
Awareness Week, which runs through February 27, brings attention to state laws
that are often violated or forgotten by the traveling public. These laws are in
place to promote safety and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities due to
While several safety
laws have been included this year, District 11 would like to highlight the
following as reminders which may be lesser known:
Title 75, Section 3112 under
“Traffic Control Signals,” dictates laws surrounding traffic lights. As
part of a 2016 amendment, the law includes instruction on what can be done
if a driver believes the traffic light is not functioning properly. This
includes when the light’s “sensor” does not detect the vehicle. In this
case, drivers are instructed to stop in the same manner as a stop sign and
can proceed when it is safe to do so.
Title 75, Section 4302 under
“Wipers On, Headlights On” requires that all vehicles should have their
headlights on anytime the windshield wipers are operating in continuous or
intermittent use in response to inclement weather including but not
limited to rain, snow, fog, sleet, or mist.
Highway Safety Traffic
Laws are enforced in an effort to keep the public safe on the road; however,
everyone must do their part in order to reach this goal. Motorists are
encouraged to use this safety week as an opportunity to educate themselves and
others on safe road habits.
For more information,
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